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Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW by Review Summary ,  Jul 30, 2015

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Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 544 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 4.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact5.0   average
Light5.0   above average
Quick5.0   above average
DSLR4.9   above average
Accessory4.8   average
Price4.8   average
Quality4.8   average
Camera4.6   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Design4.6   average
Travel4.6   average
Fit4.5   average
Tripod4.5   average
Battery4.4   average
Body4.4   average
Cover4.4   average
Lens4.4   average
Size4.4   average
Flash4.3   average
Strap4.0   average


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Accessible

Accessible:
"It is pretty handy to have everything accessible by just rotating the sling in front of you, but it's a little awkward sliding it around if you have decent sized boobs (sorry!"
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"My camera was easily accessible at all times."
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"It has many pockets but they all are useful and easily accessible."
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"It fits a lot of equipment, and the cross body strap is what allows everything to be easily accessible, since you can just swing the bag forward and grab your camera."
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"We took this on a recent trip to islands, and my husband loved how easy it was to capture shots since everything was accessible."
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Accessory

Accessory:
"This bag is not only multi-purposeful, but it has wonderful pockets to hold accessories and the camera is completely safe and protected."
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"Its on the smaller side, but it holds my Nikon and a reasonable number of accessories with no problem."
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"Great bag for cameras and accessories."
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"I have an Olympus OMD mirrorless camera with several lenses and I can carry the camera, lenses and accessories comfortably with this bag."
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"I was able to fit a full frame pro DSLR with , a large zoom lens, 2 other lenses, a flash unit, charger, spot meter and various accessories quite easily."
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"I also took another star off because it is only good for short lens and accessories up to 5 inches long."
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Battery

Battery:
"Darn this is a nice bag and I read all the reviews on putting a Canon EOS 70D in with the battery grip in it but they were wrong its short by about an inch so I have all the intentions of keeping the bag for travel purposes but I will have to remove the battery grip when I go and I won't be able to take as many pictures at one time but will just lug along the extra batteries."
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"It easily holds a dslr with battery grip or a professional camera with ease."
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"Pros:Well thought out design with pockets in just the right spotsSolid construction and build (reminds me of a small timbuk2 bag)Comfortable to wear around but quick to get at your gear if you want itEasy to make secure with a simple cable luggage lockBig enough to hold a dslr with battery grip easily with 2 additional lenses or a lens and flashCons:Tripod fold out flap could be a bit bigger"
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"Reason was I couldn't fit the camera with a battery grip attached comfortably."
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"As well a small selection of goodies, an extra battery, memory cards, and cleaning supplies."
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"plenty of room for chargers and batteries as well."
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Body

Body:
"Unable to place 2 camera bodies with separate lens in the bag."
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"We are big fans of this bag, BUT with the caveat that only my husband can carry this bag as the cross body strap is not functional or comfortable for a woman's chest."
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"This bag almost feels like a natural extension of my body which is key because if my camera isn't easy to access, I won't use it as much."
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"Fits on your body very nicely, even for a very large guy like myself!"
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"The bag slides around your body on the well padded shoulder strap to allow some limited access to the pockets."
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"For those long trips, I use a Vertex 300AW backpack which hold a ton of gear, bodies and lense as well as a laptop or I-Pad."
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"The bag itself is a good size, easy to flip around on the body, and padded enough that it's not killing your shoulder to carry it for long periods of time."
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"It fits a lot of equipment, and the cross body strap is what allows everything to be easily accessible, since you can just swing the bag forward and grab your camera."
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Camera

Camera:
"Extended zoom lenses over 300mm might be a challenge to fit in the case though on the camera."
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"I was worried it would be too small and not hold my camera."
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"Unable to place 2 camera bodies with separate lens in the bag."
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"It holds most of camera equipment ( lens, filters) but not easy to shape dividers for camera with 50-300mm lens"
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"It is worth noting, however, that when I have my Pocket Cinema Camera equipped with a metabones speedster, I cannot 'easily' fit it in the main camera compartment with a Canon 70-300mm lens."
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"This case is great to just bring your camera along with one extra lense and the essentials."
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"When you want to use it, simply unclick it and you are free to spin the case where you can nicely grab your camera or an extra memory card."
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"My dad loves this he has two cameras with lens he could stop talking about all the different pockets"
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"This is a great camera bag."
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"Also nice that the camera storage are has a flap on the side so you can take a shot and drop your camera into the opening."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"It's also fairly comfortable for the short trips I've worn it, nothing to complain about."
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"The only drawback was comfort of the clip for the strap on the chest."
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"I am not a person that can carry much equipment with me in the field due to physical problems, so I really need a bag that is comfortable and can handle at least this amount of equipment."
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"Very comfortable and easy to get to your camera"
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"Well made, worth the price, very comfortable to wear, easy to take on and off."
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"Comfortable and the adjustable belts makes if fit nicely."
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"Lighthouse I was able to climb the lighthouse with ease and comfort."
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"It has held up very well, protected my gear, and remains comfortable."
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Compact

Compact:
"Nice compact over the shoulder bag."
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"great compact bag you will appreciate during travel"
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"I carry a compact tripod with it as well."
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"He says it is comfortable and nice and compact."
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"I do mostly street photography and this bag was perfect, it is compact but i can still fit my dslr with battery grip attached and two more lenses."
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Cover

Cover:
"A hidden feature is a rain cover that is concealed in a slit in the bottom of the bag."
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"There's also a waterproof cover hidden on a bottom pouch of the bag that you can pull over the entire bag in case of weather."
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"Notable features which everybody else mentioned:- All weather cover hidden nicely."
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"And the hidden all-weather cover zipped into the bottom of the bag was wonderful."
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"I love that it had a built in rain cover."
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"Rain cover is great."
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"I have even had the chance to use the rain cover, and it worked great!"
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"PROS- Sling bag - unlike a backpack, you can access your camera while keeping the bag on your shoulder- With the additional strap, it is securely attached to your back and does not move when walking or cycling- Very comfortable- Light- Weather proof with the cover- Extra space at the top for glasses and or a very small bottle of water- Ability to carry a monopod tripod- Lots of pockets to hold a cleaning kit, extra battery, etc...CONS- The bag is not held straight on your back (at least for me - because of the sling, the bag is tilting sideway)."
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"It offered plenty of space, the weather cover was a great addition, and had it not been for the design flaws mentioned, it would have been perfect."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"I'm not sure if a pro would love it but everyone else should run out today and purchase if you have a DSLR and not a good bag."
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"I photograph emergency incidents and needed a new bag that would be able to hold my DSLR, Video Unit and Lenses."
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"Lowepro Slingshot 102 DSLR Camera Bag is excellent."
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"Well designed nice sling bag for all my DSLR camera gears for day trip or travel."
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"Would recommend to anyone looking for a DSLR backpack"
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"The best bag for my dslr"
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Design

Design:
"I know that the designers claim they are working with photographers in order to improve design but they are still missing important points of usability."
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"That makes it sound huge, but its not, it's just well designed to maximize space."
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"I had missed the fact that Lowepro designed zipper stops into the bag to prevent just such an occurrence, so I now see this as a well-designed bag."
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"I tried another manufacturer's sling-back pack, but the design (though much more attractive than the Lowepro one) was faulty for me, because it had a thin and deep design that would require removal for access to all but just a couple of items."
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"The bag's construction was very good, but the problems I had with the design made it unusable for me and I had to return it."
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"My only complain on this is that the design didn't allow the bag to be mounted from the right hand side for lefties."
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"By design, the part of the bag which rests on your back is well padded but the padding on the outer shell is minimal meaning that you have to take extra care when handling the bag packed with expensive equipment."
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"Its comfortable to wear, and the slingshot design makes accessing the camera much easier while on the go."
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"The sling bad design is a wonderful idea."
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"Great industrial design."
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"The many different compartments make it efficient and the sling bag design is easy to keep things hands free until needed."
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Fit

Fit:
"Extended zoom lenses over 300mm might be a challenge to fit in the case though on the camera."
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"It will fit in the main compartment ok but still not well."
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"Problem is I am larger in the chest area and this bag does not fit well if you have breasts."
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"Only thing is that I'm not able to fit in a Tamron 150-600 telephoto lense"
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"- If you're well endowed, you may have issues with the strap sitting uncomfortably...Notes:- Cloth attached to the large compartment by the door that will protect the viewport screen glass from scratches or whatever while zipped (not an issue for me because my viewer rotates and shuts with the screen hidden, but some people might like it)- Fits my Canon T5i just fine."
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"Cons:- If you have long lenses, you likely won't be able to fit them."
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"Fits on your body very nicely, even for a very large guy like myself!"
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"It does fit well stored under an airplane seat."
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"Loaded everything into it and to my surprise everything fit perfectly."
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"I had no problem fitting whatever I wanted into my bag as an amateur photographer with about 3-4 lenses in hand."
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"I will say though that everything I need to carry fits nicely within the bag and is so much easier than carrying an over the shoulder bag."
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Flash

Flash:
"The SB600 is a tight fit in the main compartment, and I'm not sure how well a slightly larger flash will do here, but the dividers are adjustable and flexible so it could work."
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"fitting a camera with lens, another lens, and large flash is challenging unless the lens on the camera (Cannon T1i) is my prime lens."
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"The problem I had was with the extra lense (Pentax 50-300) and flash (Pentax AF-360FGZ) which were both too tall."
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"I am able to store my D60 with lens attached, flash kit, 2 more lenses, different lens hoods, hand held color corrector and a couple extra SD cards in the main compartment!"
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"The outside top little pocket that sticks out is also great to hold the flash remote and tripod shoe, currently I have the pocket filled with suckers for good little children and adults who behave during a shoot."
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"It fit my Nikon D7000 with standard lens attached 18-140mm plus able to a few more lens along with the flash in the bag."
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"On the inside there is adequate room for some filters and two prime lenses or a flash and lens."
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"Toss a flash in the top, and that pretty handles most any thing."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"The only downside was my tripod was too big and too heavy to fit comfortably on the side."
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"Things I don't like:1) Not really a 'con'...but if I do pack it to the brim (with a tripod as well), it does get pretty heavy for a one-strap pack & will start to hurt after carrying for a w while.2) Depending on how you have the strap situated, a tripod can protrude out pretty far to the side."
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"The bag is easy to wear and carry, and does not feel heavy on the shoulders or back, even when completely filled."
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"It's comfortable on my back - not too big or heavy."
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"Would recommend a better one for heavy rain, though."
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"The only downside was my tripod was too big and too heavy to fit comfortably on the side."
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Lens

Lens:
"Extended zoom lenses over 300mm might be a challenge to fit in the case though on the camera."
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"Unable to place 2 camera bodies with separate lens in the bag."
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"Long lenses are problem for storage."
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"only problem is a bit too small for bigger lens like 24-105 L"
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"Only thing is that I'm not able to fit in a Tamron 150-600 telephoto lense"
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"It holds most of camera equipment ( lens, filters) but not easy to shape dividers for camera with 50-300mm lens"
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"My dad loves this he has two cameras with lens he could stop talking about all the different pockets"
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"I am able to store my D60 with lens attached, flash kit, 2 more lenses, different lens hoods, hand held color corrector and a couple extra SD cards in the main compartment!"
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"Great for toting around extra lenses, video camera etc."
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"Recommend this bag to anyone who has a good digital camera with lens."
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"I have the Lowepro large backpack as well that holds my laptop, and all my lens at once."
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Light

Light:
", just a little big smaller, if you have over three lens, then it's not useful for youbut if you're looking for an light trip with photography, then this one will be the best choice"
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"PROS- Sling bag - unlike a backpack, you can access your camera while keeping the bag on your shoulder- With the additional strap, it is securely attached to your back and does not move when walking or cycling- Very comfortable- Light- Weather proof with the cover- Extra space at the top for glasses and or a very small bottle of water- Ability to carry a monopod tripod- Lots of pockets to hold a cleaning kit, extra battery, etc...CONS- The bag is not held straight on your back (at least for me - because of the sling, the bag is tilting sideway)."
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"The side loops are perfect for carrying a light tripod, although I mostly prefer to carry that separately in it's bag as it can be checked in or just left in the trunk of the car."
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"*already got the lowepro computrekker ordered*This is a good set for traveling light nothing too crazy."
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"The sling action is easy to perform and the bag is light."
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Material

Material:
"Quality material used is thick and durable! "
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"It also looks good, and its made of quality materials."
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")- High quality material, well made."
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"Nice materials, good construction."
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"The material is durable and the straps are comfortable."
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Price

Price:
"It is comfortable, affordable, and as the company states, built to suit the complaints that photographers had voiced."
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"Great Product, great price, timely delivery."
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"Well made, worth the price, very comfortable to wear, easy to take on and off."
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"Perfect fits my D7000 and basic stuff, good price and fast shipping"
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"Nice bag for the money"
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"I wished the inside material has softer touch similar for the memory card pockets Price is fair and will recommend this to anyone..."
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Quality

Quality:
"I'm a little disappointed in the bag size, it is nice quality bag, just a little small for a camera and two lenses...I would get something bigger if I had to do it again."
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"It's always hard to tell the sizes and quality when shopping online."
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"Quality is very good, even holds my heavier tripod with no problems."
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"Good quality and ample space for my needs."
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"Good quality super spacious and comfortable"
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"No fault of the bag, it's very nice and great quality, just a touch big for what I want."
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"It's a good bag made in a quality way."
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Quick

Quick:
"I was looking for something easy to carry on hiking trips and allowed quick and easy access to my camera, this seems to suit that purpose perfectly."
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"Pros:Well thought out design with pockets in just the right spotsSolid construction and build (reminds me of a small timbuk2 bag)Comfortable to wear around but quick to get at your gear if you want itEasy to make secure with a simple cable luggage lockBig enough to hold a dslr with battery grip easily with 2 additional lenses or a lens and flashCons:Tripod fold out flap could be a bit bigger"
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"It holds all my gear safely and gives me quick and easy access to my camera."
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"This little bag holds a lot, is very comfortable, and has quick easy access using the sling."
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"This works great for beginners or as a quick travel bag."
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Size

Size:
"I was worried it would be too small and not hold my camera."
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"Wish I would have gotten the next size bigger but that's my own fault."
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"But I returned it because it was just a bit too small (my mistake, I was estimating when purchased without measuring)."
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"only problem is a bit too small for bigger lens like 24-105 L"
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"I would say that if you're a bigger individual worried about the size of the bag, this bag is for you! "
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"I'm a little disappointed in the bag size, it is nice quality bag, just a little small for a camera and two lenses...I would get something bigger if I had to do it again."
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"The size is perfect for me."
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"Got good amount of small and useful pockets to fit all the accessories i. e. cables, wallet, phone, etc."
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"Now this is a nice small sling pack."
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"Best, and size is better."
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"Good product just too small."
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Strap

Strap:
"It hits in the wrong area no matter how I adjust the strap."
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"So while the strap is my complaint, it is the essential function of the bag so I can't justify knocking it down a star, but women should be aware."
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"We are big fans of this bag, BUT with the caveat that only my husband can carry this bag as the cross body strap is not functional or comfortable for a woman's chest."
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"First, the strap is not as padded comfortable as is advertised and it cut into my shoulder."
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"What I found annoying after using this for a week and a half straight was that the front strap that helps emulate a second backpack strap can get uncomfortable."
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"And I am displeased to say that unless you have a flat chest you are going to have a logistics problem with your breasts and those straps."
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"It adjusts well so you can get it snug on you how you want and there is third strap that secures it with a click connect to keep it put."
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"The bag slides around your body on the well padded shoulder strap to allow some limited access to the pockets."
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"As a busty woman, I feel that the second strap is adequate in keeping the pack secure on my back."
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"It has plenty of room and the sling strap holds everything to your back comfortably."
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"Bought this for my husband's new nikon cameraIt's perfect and holds a ton of lenses filters etc and the best thing is for traveling it isn't inherently obvious that its a camera bagI wore this a few times as well and it was nice to have lots of abilities to adjust the straps and make it comfortable for me, esp the waist strap helps distribute the weightThe one shoulder function is nice so you can just swing your bag around and grab items as needed so it helps when taking shots on the goHighly recommend! "
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Travel

Travel:
"However, I often find this to be uncomfortable with long travel days."
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"I love this bag for airport travel."
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"great compact bag you will appreciate during travel"
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"best bag for short travel"
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"took it to St Louis......used it as my travel bag and was able to fit my camera body, two lens, extra batteries, charger and some personal stuff....."
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"This is the perfect bag for DSLR's and travel."
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Traveling

Traveling:
"While riding a bike around Mackinac Island, the bag stayed in place, not causing any chaffing or discomfort (always a concern when traveling)."
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"Good value purchase for traveling with your camera."
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"Bought this for my husband's new nikon cameraIt's perfect and holds a ton of lenses filters etc and the best thing is for traveling it isn't inherently obvious that its a camera bagI wore this a few times as well and it was nice to have lots of abilities to adjust the straps and make it comfortable for me, esp the waist strap helps distribute the weightThe one shoulder function is nice so you can just swing your bag around and grab items as needed so it helps when taking shots on the goHighly recommend! "
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"Great for walking, hiking, traveling, when you need your camera, a couple extra lenses, phone, keys, etc."
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"This bag doesn't put stress on my shoulder like my other bags, and it is great for traveling or using on the plane."
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"If you're into traveling ultralight, then this works great as a 'daypack' while my Osprey Stratus 24 carries everything else for a total of 10 pounds (including the weight of the pack) is all I carry for three weeks...really it could be for months."
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Tripod

Tripod:
"The only downside was my tripod was too big and too heavy to fit comfortably on the side."
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"Already I can see that adding anything other than a very lightweight tripod might make the pack uncomfortable to wear for long periods as it would set it off balance and probably tug on you a little as you walk."
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"If I had to come up with one critizism, it would be that the bag is a little hard to carry when straped up with a sturdy tripod."
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"Its more of a mono-pod sleeve which is great but it shouldn't be recommended as a tripod holder."
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"The outside top little pocket that sticks out is also great to hold the flash remote and tripod shoe, currently I have the pocket filled with suckers for good little children and adults who behave during a shoot."
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"Quality is very good, even holds my heavier tripod with no problems."
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"I carry a compact tripod with it as well."
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"Pros:Well thought out design with pockets in just the right spotsSolid construction and build (reminds me of a small timbuk2 bag)Comfortable to wear around but quick to get at your gear if you want itEasy to make secure with a simple cable luggage lockBig enough to hold a dslr with battery grip easily with 2 additional lenses or a lens and flashCons:Tripod fold out flap could be a bit bigger"
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"The pull out foot for the tripod holder is well made so I'm now good to go anywhere when ready."
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Weight

Weight:
"it fit Eos 70d with 18-135mm lens attached to it plus two other lenses plus memory cards, filters, extension tubs, battery...i was searching for the least weight bag, cause i have a problem in my back."
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"Already I can see that adding anything other than a very lightweight tripod might make the pack uncomfortable to wear for long periods as it would set it off balance and probably tug on you a little as you walk."
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"While I do love the sling design in terms of it helping to relieve some of the weight that is so problematic for me, I do have to add that it's not the easiest (or most flattering) thing for many women to wear, particularly if you are, umm, well-endowed shall we say."
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"lightweight, plenty of compartments, easy to get into quickly and easy to access the pockets, one shoulder sling style"
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"Lightweight and practical with excellent areas for everything."
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"Pros:- Lightweight and COMFORTABLE!"
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"Go out and enjoy the day instead of lugging all the unnecessary weight around."
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"Light weight, well padded with too many compartments and features to count."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"Extended zoom lenses over 300mm might be a challenge to fit in the case though on the camera."
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"Also, there's a connector for Lowepro's lens cases, so in case you get a larger zoom lens that won't fit, you can easily attach it to your bag."
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"Well made but a tight fit for a camera with a zoom lens attached"
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"The bottom compartment can be rearranged with the Velcro pads to fit my camera as well as the zoom lens."
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"and the nifty 50 lens plus the original zoom lens.. good job Lowepro.. great job! "
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"In my setup, I can easily fit a Nikon D7100 with a Nikon 55-200 VR zoom lens, a Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens, and an SB700 flash inside the sling's two main sections."
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"For me, as a person that just stepped up to an entry level DSLR with kit lens and entry telephoto zoom lens this bag is a great starter bag."
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